“Empathy is often described as understanding the feelings and thoughts of other people. Basically, this skill set boils down to the ability of a person to relate or see a different point of view. Many people compare this emotional development with the ability to ‘walk in another person’s shoes.’ “ – Teensafe
But teens don’t start to develop a sense of empathy until they are 13-15 years old. So how can we gently, lovingly guide our teens as they navigate their own journey into young adulthood?Brightly has assembled a list of eight books that will help teens’ broaden their worldview to include others they might not otherwise think of. These books will open teens’ eyes to a perhaps different reality from their own worlds, and in the process, can possibly help our children look at people and situations with different eyes. Try the list – and enjoy them yourselves as well!